Emriver adventures in Canada; the ASEE conference.

Emriver adventures in Canada; the ASEE conference.

Lily and I traveled to beautiful Vancouver last week to attend the American Society for Engineering Education annual conference. Vancouver is an amazing city, and the venue was spectacular; a gigantic waterfront building with a vegetated roof. We met so many...

Emriver Em2 user update 1.

Emriver Em2 user update 1.

Regular readers please forgive me;  I’ll be using the blog now and then to help new users of our redesigned Em2 models.  We’ve had a few of the inevitable annoyances that come with sending a redesigned instrument into the wild. Including having shipments...

GSA Denver summary:  We had a blast!

GSA Denver summary: We had a blast!

We had a marvelous time at GSA–everybody worked so hard; thanks to my wife Kate, to Lily and Meriam, and also to Andrew Podoll, a treasured collaborator; here you see the entire crew. I really enjoyed watching Lily work with kids who dropped by.  She has so many...

Stop writing “pencil for scale” captions!

Stop writing “pencil for scale” captions!

You’ll write instead, “scale in cm” like a good scientist should, because we’ll be giving these to our friends at GSA Denver. Mechanical pencils and waterproof field books will be around for a long time.  Here we have a pencil and centimeter...

Approaching the elegance of an insect.

Approaching the elegance of an insect.

The NY Times published an article on insect aerodynamics last week (and also a beautiful photo series featuring recent science photos). I’ve been immersed in micro-hydraulics for a few weeks now. Our Emriver models work in this realm of centimeter-deep flows and...